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Clothing - Poor Condition

Clothes and linens (towels, bedding, rags) that are ripped and/or stained, or pieces of textiles that can be turned into rags or shredded for recycling.

Consider repair, stain removal and creative reuse before donation to an organization for reuse or recycling (rag and textile shredding).

Click here to learn more about clothing repair, stain removal for clothing and linens (DIY & non-toxic cleaners), and donation/recycling programs.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Zara (Walnut Creek) 1275 Broadway Plaza Walnut Creek Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry
Goodwill (Walnut Creek) 2536 N Main Street Walnut Creek Recycle Free Drop-off Accepts clean salvage quality textiles.
Tri-CED Community Recycling 33377 Western Ave. Union City Recycle Free Drop-off Accepts clean ripped, stained, worn fabric/clothing is resold on the textile market, for the rags market or carpet padding/seat stuffing.
Geety's Tailoring & Alterations 125 Appian Way Union City Repair Drop-off for a Fee
US Cleaners 34584 Alvarado-Niles Rd Union City Repair Drop-off for a Fee cleaning and alterations
Goodwill (South San Francisco ) 225 Kenwood Way South San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Accepts clean ripped, stained, worn fabric/clothing is resold on the textile market, for the rags market or carpet padding/seat stuffing.
Fybraa South Gate Reuse Mail-in for a Fee Paid clothing service that separates usable items to resell on poshmark and recycles the rest.
Goodwill (San Rafael) 809 Lincoln Ave San Rafael Recycle Free Drop-off Accepts clean ripped, stained, worn fabric/clothing is resold on the textile market, for the rags market or carpet padding/seat stuffing.
Goodwill (San Pablo) 100A San Pablo Towne Center San Pablo Recycle Free Drop-off Accepts clean salvage quality textiles.
Goodwill (San Mateo) 28 W. 25th Ave San Mateo Recycle Free Drop-off Accepts clean ripped, stained, worn fabric/clothing is resold on the textile market, for the rags market or carpet padding/seat stuffing.
Hesperian Cleaners 15848 Hesperian Blvd San Lorenzo Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Custom Cleaners & Alterations 1988 Lewelling Blvd San Leandro Repair Drop-off for a Fee
May's Alterations 120 Joaquin Ave San Leandro Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Happy Gift & Clothing Alterations 1504 Hesperian Blvd San Leandro Repair Drop-off for a Fee
LA Tailor Shop 525 Estudillo Ave SUITE B San Leandro Repair Drop-off for a Fee
European Design 14645 E 14th St San Leandro Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Salvation Army Donation Dropbox (1401 San Leandro Blvd.) 1401 San Leandro Blvd. San Leandro Recycle Free Drop-off Accepts clean ripped, stained, worn fabric/clothing is resold on the textile market, for the rags market or carpet padding/seat stuffing.
Maria's Alteration 116 Garcia Ave San Leandro Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Davis Street (WM) Resource Recovery Complex (Transfer Station) 2615 Davis St. San Leandro Landfill Drop-off for a Fee Wet, soiled, moldy. Public Drop-off Area
San Jose Bay Rag Co. 201 San Jose Ave. San Jose Recycle Free Drop-off Call first

Curbside Service

Bulky Pickup Special Action Note
Alameda
Albany
Berkeley
Castro Valley Sanitary District
Collect clean and dry materials in a large plastic bag to keep it clean during collection for recycling for Bulky Pick-up and Textile Pick-ups, which are held 2x/yr (first full wk of June/Oct). set bags or boxes of dry (no biowaste) textiles by blue cart.
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Clean and dry. See Textile Collection Program details.Collect clean and dry materials in a large plastic bag to keep it clean during collection for reuse or recycling twice a year (first full wk of June/Oct). Set bags or boxes of dry (no biowaste) textiles by blue cart.
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Dublin
Emeryville
Fremont
Place clean, dry items in clear bags for donation. Donate clean, dry items to large thrifts for rag market or recycling into carpet padding, automotive stuffing, or the like.
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Hayward
Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
Livermore
During the first week of every January, April, July, October, gently used household textiles (sheets, towels, etc.) and clothing will be collected and donated to a local charity. Items should be clean and placed in a tightly tied clear bag next to the recyclables cart on your collection day. Receipts not provided.
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Newark
Oakland
Piedmont
Pleasanton
San Leandro
San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
Union City

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